Obituaries

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30
May
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Riley C. Knighton

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Riley C. Knighton of Isabel, born October, 1948, passed away May 13, 2019 at St. Alexius Hospital in Bismarck, ND. He is survived by his life partner, Norma Fuller, a son, two daughters, and three sisters. A memorial remembrance dinner for friends and family will be held at the Senior Center in Isabel on June 5 at 2 p.m. His cremains will be taken back to Alaska and placed on the mountain top with a very dear friend overlooking Ptarmigan Lake Lodge, where he spent many years. His last hunt will last forever!

 

 

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Thu
23
May
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Lloyd Kjellsen

Lloyd A. Kjellsen, 85, of Timber Lake passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at Mobridge Regional Hospital. 

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23
May
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Larry D. Barnica

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Graveside services for Larry D. Barnica, 86, of Glad Valley were held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the Hillview Cemetery at Isabel. Pastor Harold Delbridge officiated with full military honors.

Larry passed away on Monday evening, May 13, 2019 at Sanford Health in Bismarck, ND.

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16
May
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Benedict “Benny” Sylvester Iron Thunder Sr.

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Graveside services for Benedict “Benny” Iron Thunder Sr., 62, of Mandan, ND, were held on Saturday, May 11, 2019 at the Watauga Cemetery in Watauga. Pastor Tottie Lenerville officiated.

Benedict Sylvester Iron Thunder Sr., was born on March 2, 1957 to Theodore Iron Thunder and Margaret White Bird in Fort Yates, ND. He was raised in Bullhead and north of Bullhead. He enjoyed working on the farm until moving with his family to McIntosh, in 1976. He attended school in McIntosh.

In 1977 he met Sherry Little Bear and to that union a son, Benedict Sylvester Iron Thunder Jr., was born on May 25, 1977 in Bismarck, ND. Benny later moved to Sioux Falls, where he worked in the construction business before moving back home to the McIntosh area in 1985. He worked for the McLaughlin Housing Department in 1995 and 1996.

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09
May
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T. J. Allison

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T.J. Allison, 41, of Cherokee, OK entered his eternal rest on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at home surrounded by his family. He was born February 4, 1978 in Kiowa, KS to Ron and Judy (Stairs) Allison.

He married Nicole Cudmore on June 24, 2005 and to their union five children were born – Tate, Talyn, Tanis, Trace, and Turner. T.J. poured his life into his family and his farm. He was a devoted husband, father, farmer, rancher, and friend.

T.J. served on the school board for Cherokee Schools as vice-president. He loved to invest in the lives of kids, both as a member of the school board and also as a volunteer coach. There is now a basketball court named in his honor at the Cherokee Elementary School. T.J. was very active in the community and supported all things Cherokee Chiefs.

Thu
02
May
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Evelyn Mildred (Peterson) Rieger

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Evelyn Mildred (Peterson) Rieger, 80, of Lemmon passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2019, at the West River Medical Center in Hettinger, ND.

“Evie” Peterson was born June 27, 1938 in Lemmon, to George and Mildred (Peterson) Peterson of Morristown. She was baptized on May 11, 1940 at Wolf Butte Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bucyrus, ND and lived on the Peterson homestead near Gopher, until 1950, when the family moved to Lemmon and purchased the Hill Top Laundry.

Evelyn was confirmed on May 5, 1955 at Calvary Lutheran Church, Lemmon. After graduating from Lemmon High School in 1956 she was married to Robert “Bob” Rieger of Meadow, on September 7, 1956. Side-by-side they ranched and raised their family until moving to Lemmon in 1998.

She was a longtime member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, was active with Ladies Aid and assisted with many projects around the church.

 

 

Thu
02
May
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Genieve Elder

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Funeral service for Genieve Elder, 91, of Timber Lake will be 10:30 a.m. MT on Monday, May 6, 2019 at United Parrish Church in Timber Lake. Burial will be in the Timber Lake Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge. A prayer service will be at 7 p.m. MT on Sunday, May 5, 2019 at the church.

Genieve passed away Sunday, April 28, 2019 at Spearfish Canyon Health Care in Spearfish.

Genieve Ella Scott was born August 19, 1927 in Corson County, to Harry and Pearl (Glerup) Scott. She grew up on her parents’ cattle ranch, the Bullhead Ranching Company, on Rock Creek near Bullhead.

She attended country school through the third grade, then attended school in Walker and later in McLaughlin. She graduated with the McLaughlin Class of 1946.

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02
May
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Brenda Bernadine (Clown) Veit

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Brenda Bernadine (Clown) Veit, 60, of Dupree, passed away Monday, April 22, 2019 at Cheyenne River Health Center, IHS Hospital, Eagle Butte, after a four-year battle with cancer.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at the Dupree Multipurpose Building in Dupree. Mother Margaret Watson presided. Burial followed in the Dupree City Cemetery.

Brenda was born September 26, 1958 to Billy White and Betty Clown, the oldest of seven children. She grew up in Thunder Butte, where she was raised by her grandparents, James and Anna Clown.

She attended school at Cheyenne-Eagle Butte. The family moved to Idaho Falls, ID and lived with the Sorenson family before moving to Dupree, where she lived with her aunt, Mary Clown, and attended school. She later completed her GED at Cheyenne River Community College.

Thu
25
Apr
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LaWayne Jacob Knecht

LaWayne Jacob Knecht, 80, of Garden Grove, CA passed away April 3, 2019 at Coventry Court in Anaheim, CA.

Memorial services were held April 19 at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana, CA.

Wayne was born at home on the farm at Akaska on May 30, 1938 to Jacob and Mary (Weiszhaar) Knecht. He attended country school near their farm, then moved to Lowry. He attended school through 8th grade. Wayne then moved to Mobridge to attend high school and graduated in 1957.

Wayne met Genevieve (Genny Goetz) in high school. She had moved from Isabel to Mobridge to attend high school in 1956. Wayne and Genny were married in 1959 in Lowry.

Following high school, Wayne worked construction a short time, then entered the U.S. Navy in 1958. He went to boot camp in San Diego, CA and was stationed in Long Beach, CA. He spent 4 years on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier.

 

 

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25
Apr
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Nancy Ducheneaux Totton

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A Celebration of Life for Nancy Totton, 56, of Promise was held Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mobridge. Inurnment was at St. Catherine’s Catholic Cemetery at Promise under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.

Nancy passed away Monday, April 15, 2019 at Mobridge Regional Hospital.

Nancy was born in Mobridge on February 20, 1963 to Anthony and Celestine Ducheneaux. She had one brother, Todd, and one sister, Patrice. She grew up with her siblings on their parents’ ranch near Promise. She attended grade school at Promise Day School and then went to high school in Timber Lake, where she graduated in 1980.

Following high school, she worked as a bookkeeper in several locations including Aberdeen, Rapid City, La Plant, and Mobridge.

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